PWD takes swift action after sinkhole detected on Jalan Bagan Lalang in Butterworth

BUTTERWORTH: The Seberang Prai Utara’s Public Works Department has taken immediate action by closing the section where a sinkhole appeared on Jalan Bagan Lalang here, besides placing warning signs to avoid unwanted incidents.

Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) has also been at the scene of the incident to inspect the sewage line as well as related repair works, according to a statement issued by the department’s engineer's office.

"Members of the public, especially vehicle users who pass through Jalan Bagan Lalang, are urged to be careful as there is a sinkhole in the area," it said.

According to the statement, a report about the sinkhole was received around 4.30pm Sunday (Oct 2), and staff were rushed to the scene immediately.

Road users were startled when the sinkhole appeared on the road in the afternoon, and the news went viral.

"Based on initial monitoring, the sinkhole occurred on the surface of the road in the sewerage area of ​​IWK on Jalan Bagan Lalang, in front of Greenish City Nursery.

"It affected a 100m stretch along the road, but the route is still open to light vehicles. No alternative road has been provided, however, it will be provided if necessary," added the statement. - Bernama

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